Plan your visit
Car park: open, dawn-dusk.
Reserve trails: open, dawn-dusk.
Our car park is small and visitor numbers can be high, particularly at weekends. If you are able, please try to visit the reserve during the week to avoid disappointment.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
- Car park cost
£2 (from 1 July 2019). Free for RSPB members and blue badge holders
Viewing points are closed
How to get here
The nearest railway station is in the village of Islip and you can access the reserve via the Oxfordshire Way (2.1 mile walk).
Buses run infrequently between Oxford and the village of Beckley (just over a mile from the reserve). For more details see oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/oxfordshire-way.
Otmoor is connected to surrounding villages by bridleways, as well as local roads. Bike racks can be found in the reserve car park.
Otmoor is off the B4027, which links the A34 and the A40. The reserve is 10 minutes from these main roads. After entering Beckley, take Otmoor Lane next to the Abingdon Arms and follow to end of the lane. The reserve postcode is OX3 9TD.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
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Check before you travel
Visitor numbers can be high, particularly at weekends. If you are able, please try to visit the reserve during the week and car share where possible to avoid disappointment. The reserve can be found by following Otmoor lane to the very end where you will find our car park (OX3 9TD). Please be aware that parking is very limited. If the car park is full please do not park along Otmoor Lane, as this can block access for emergency vehicles.
Contact Otmoor Reserve
- RSPB Otmoor, c/o Folly Farm, Beckley, Oxford, OX3 9UR
- 01865 351163